Submissions due by 11:59pm AEDT Wednesday 17 February.
The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters is conducting a review of the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Act 2018.
The Committee needs to hear from us. Let’s speak up for a political system that is transparent, accountable and free from corruption, so that this message is heard loud and clear by the Committee, and by our government.
The review is our opportunity to show just how much public support there is for transparency and controls over the huge amount of money flowing into our political system – money that currently makes our precious democracy vulnerable to undue influence from vested interests like coal, oil, and gas companies.
Not sure what to write? See the handy talking points and suggested structure from Jolene Elberth, our Democracy Campaigner.
Remember to partner these talking points with your own words and ideas – unique, personalised submissions are the most powerful and persuasive.
Note: Submissions are public and include your name but not your address or contact details. You may request to make an anonymous submission.
First, briefly introduce yourself. Share 1-2 sentences about who you are. This helps to make your submission unique.
Second, identify the problem/s this bill should address. You can copy and paste some or all of these points:
Third, talk about the solution and what you want the Committee to do. Urge the Committee to support reforms to:
Lastly, sign off and include your contact details. Your submission must include your full name, address, email address and phone number to be considered by the Committee. Submissions are public and will include your name – your other details will be kept private. You can request that your submission be anonymised.
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